Candiru: Another Cyberweapons Arms Manufacturer

Schneier on Security

Citizen Lab has identified yet another Israeli company that sells spyware to governments around the world: Candiru. From the report : Summary: Candiru is a secretive Israel-based company that sells spyware exclusively to governments.

Chinese-owned firm acquires UK’s largest semiconductor manufacturer

The Guardian Data Protection

Nexperia, a Dutch firm owned by China’s Wingtech, said on Monday that it had taken full control of Newport Wafer Fab (NWF), the UK’s largest producer of silicon chips, which are vital in products from TVs and mobile phones to cars and games consoles.


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Cyber-Criminal espionage Operation insists on Italian Manufacturing

Security Affairs

ZLab researchers spotted a new malicious espionage activity targeting Italian companies operating worldwide in the manufacturing sector. As we can see from the table, the Aggah campaigns varied in the time, but it maintained some common points.

How smart factories can enable sustainable manufacturing


The growing global pressure from government, financial institutions and consumers will soon make sustainability mandatory, pushing it higher on the C-suite agenda. For manufacturers, this means weaving sustainability into the very fabric of their DNA.

Brexit readiness: what can manufacturers do now?

OpenText Information Management

It’s a particularly uncomfortable and uncertain time for the UK manufacturing industry in the face of Brexit ambiguity. Manufacturing, in particular, will be seriously affected, and UK trade associations have already warned the government that uncertainty is slowing investment and leading to lay-offs in the … The post Brexit readiness: what can manufacturers do now? Business hates uncertainty (so do most people for that matter).

GDPR in manufacturing: Where to start, threats and opportunities

OpenText Information Management

Although it seems like we’ve been talking about this new legislation for a long time, companies in every sector have been slow to react, with almost a third of small UK manufacturers not even beginning GDPR preparations. … The post GDPR in manufacturing: Where to start, threats and opportunities appeared first on OpenText Blogs. There are now less than three months left until the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force.

What will be the effect of Brexit in the manufacturing industry?

OpenText Information Management

Last year, the UK government said that it had conducted no sectorial impact assessments of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU single market. It has since rolled back from that statement, but this has only added to the confusion and uncertainty surrounding Brexit in the Manufacturing industry. Manufacturing is one sector that will be seriously affected … The post What will be the effect of Brexit in the manufacturing industry?

Huawei Accuses US Government of Hack Attacks

Data Breach Today

White House 'Using Every Tool At Its Disposal' to Disrupt Business, Firm Claims The battle between Huawei Technologies and the White House continues to intensify, with the Chinese manufacturing giant accusing the U.S. of "using every tool at its disposal" to disrupt its business, including cyberattacks and employee intimidation

Digital Transformation in a Global Manufacture Organization

Perficient Data & Analytics

Not long ago, the strategy of “Digital China” was announced by the Government to help empower and upgrade company competence and economics. Similarly the Indian Government launched the campaign to ensure that Government services are made available to citizens electronically through improved online infrastructure and by internet connectivity. Previously manufactures don’t have a way to label the products which is convenient and recognized by mobile or tablet devices.

To Make the Internet of Things Safe, Start with Manufacturing

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

For the IoT to deliver on its promise, organizations that deploy the technology must be able to trust their connected devices, trust that the data they collect is real and unaltered, and ensure that once collected, the data itself is protected for privacy and security. Typically, when they are manufactured, IoT devices receive their initial identity in the form of a “digital birth certificate.” As a result of that certification, the ecosystem knows it should accept us.

Facebook links cyberespionage group APT32 to Vietnamese IT firm

Security Affairs

The APT32 group has been active since at least 2012, it has targeted organizations across multiple industries and foreign governments, dissidents, and journalists. The post Facebook links cyberespionage group APT32 to Vietnamese IT firm appeared first on Security Affairs.

France will not ban Huawei from its upcoming 5G networks

Security Affairs

French President Emmanuel Macron announced that France won’t ban the Chinese giant Huawei from its upcoming 5G telecommunication networks. It’s normal that … we want a European solution” because of the importance of “the security of our communication,” Macron told reporters.

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Ransomware at IT Services Provider Synoptek

Krebs on Security

Synoptek , a California business that provides cloud hosting and IT management services to more than a thousand customer nationwide, suffered a ransomware attack this week that has disrupted operations for many of its clients, according to sources.

The City of Durham shut down its network after Ryuk Ransomware attack

Security Affairs

The City of Durham, North Carolina, was the last victim in order of time of the infamous Ryuk ransomware that infected its systems. The City of Durham, North Carolina was forced to shut down its network after its systems have been infected with the Ryuk Ransomware during the weekend.

List of Data Breaches and Cyber Attacks in March 2021 – 21 Million Records Breached

IT Governance

Don’t be fooled by the fact that we only recorded 20,995,371 breached records in March; it was one of the leakiest months we’ve ever seen, with 151 recorded incidents.

China-linked hackers target government agencies by exploiting flaws in Citrix, Pulse, and F5 systems, and MS Exchange

Security Affairs

CISA published an advisory on China-linked groups targeting government agencies by exploiting flaws in Microsoft Exchange, Citrix, Pulse, and F5 systems. Government agencies.”

Prometheus and Grief – two new emerging ransomware gangs targeting enterprises. Mexican Government data is published for sale.

Security Affairs

Just recently, the group has published a stolen data allegedly belonging to the Mexican Government which still remains available for sale today, and possibly becoming the first cybercriminal group that has touched a major state in Latin America on such a level.

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Top 10 Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Vendors

eSecurity Planet

Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software helps businesses manage all of the necessary documentation and processes for ensuring maximum productivity and preparedness. Third-party governance. Additionally, Forrester named it a Contender in its Q1 2020 GRC Wave.

It is time to re-evaluate Cyber-defence solutions

Security Affairs

Just where is the Global Cyber-defense Market going, and why is it failing so spectacularly to protect the data assets of the largest and most heavily protected government institutions and corporate companies in the world. 17 th December 2020 – Vietnamese Government Security Authority.

What’s Business Process Modeling Got to Do with It? – Choosing A BPM Tool


With business process modeling (BPM) being a key component of data governance , choosing a BPM tool is part of a dilemma many businesses either have or will soon face. Historically, BPM didn’t necessarily have to be tied to an organization’s data governance initiative. It is easier to identify areas where expertise may need to be bolstered. As with any tech investment, it’s important to understand how the technology will work in the context of your organization/business.

Huawei's Role in 5G Networks: A Matter of Trust

Data Breach Today

UK Government May Allow Chinese Manufacturer to Supply 'Noncore' Infrastructure As governments around the world continue plans to build out their nations' 5G networks, worries persist about whether Chinese manufacturers can be trusted. But the British government apparently is ready to allow Huawei to supply "noncore" parts of its network, and the Netherlands may be ready to follow suit

Part 1: OMG! Not another digital transformation article! Is it about understanding the business drivers?

ARMA International

One essential step is developing the DT business case and connecting it with the critical success factors (CSFs) and the product scope. More likely, the organization will resist DT – its new tools and processes to support new business models. Abstract.

Government By Numbers: Some Interesting Insights

John Battelle's Searchblog

Of course, were such a hypothesis true, one might imagine that the over percentage of GDP represented by government workers would have gone *down* over the past few decades. However, as this chart shows, that’s not the case: If we’re depending on government less and less, as I hypothesize, how on earth could government employees go *up* by ten percent in the past six decades? Now let’s compare Government as a percent of GDP to private Industry. Is it?

EU data governance regulation – a wave of digital, regulatory and antitrust reform begins – Part 1

Data Protection Report

On 25 November 2020, the European Commission ( EC ) published its proposed Data Governance Regulation (the DGR ), which will create a new legal framework to encourage the development of a European single market for data. In this first blog post, we outline key aspects of the DGR, set it in the context of other reforms proposed by the EC, consider public-sector data sharing under the DGR, and look at its potential impact on businesses.

New TA2101 threat actor poses as government agencies to distribute malware

Security Affairs

A new threat actor tracked as TA2101 is conducting malware campaigns using email to impersonate government agencies in the United States, Germany, and Italy. A new threat actor, tracked as TA2101, is using email to impersonate government agencies in the United States, Germany, and Italy to multiple families of malware, deliver ransomware, and banking Trojans. The post New TA2101 threat actor poses as government agencies to distribute malware appeared first on Security Affairs.

European Commission Publishes Details of its Forthcoming Data Act

Data Matters

The European Commission has formally launched its legislative initiative aimed at increasing access to and further use of data, so that more public and private actors can benefit from technologies such as Big Data and machine learning. The Commission has published its inception impact assessment on the forthcoming Data Act, on which interested stakeholders can submit comments until 25 June 2021. specific transparency obligations for manufacturers of connected objects; c.

From China with Love: New York Firm sold millions in PRC Surveillance Gear to US Government, Military

The Security Ledger

government: selling Chinese manufactured cameras and other gear to the U.S. Military, the Department of Energy and other government agencies that it claimed were "Made in the U.S.A". GovernmentA complaint unsealed by the Department of Justice on Thursday alleges a New York firm engineered a years-long scheme to deceive the U.S. Related Stories DoJ Charges Huawei Execs in Broad Indictment Spanning 10 Years of Criminal Activity Episode 165: Oh, Canada!

Legendary Help: Powering global supply chains during a time of crisis

Rocket Software

Non-essential manufacturing has slowed down as essential services become prioritized. It has been increasingly difficult to maintain production and get supplies to where they are needed. It also made it possible to operate free of certain government operational mandates.

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California IT service provider Synoptek pays ransom after Sodinokibi attack

Security Affairs

Synoptek, A California-based IT service provider decided to pay the ransom to decrypt its files after being infected with the Sodinokibi ransomware. ” T he IT service provider confirmed the attack but did not comment on whether it paid the ransom asked by the crooks. “On

Time to clip the wings of NSO and its Pegasus spyware | John Naughton

The Guardian Data Protection

It’s a small, privately held Israeli company called NSO that most people have never heard of. On its website , it describes itself as “a world leader in precision cyberintelligence solutions”. Its software, sold only to “licensed government intelligence and law-enforcement agencies”, naturally, helps them to “lawfully address the most dangerous issues in today’s world.

Refresher: Which IT Systems Are Regulated

Perficient Data & Analytics

If your company makes drugs, medical devices, or biologics (vaccines, blood and blood components, allergenics, somatic cells, gene therapy, tissues, and recombinant therapeutic proteins), it is regulated. This includes both IT systems you host on your own premises, as well as those available in the cloud. With this in mind, we’ll move on to the next post in this series on maintaining regulatory-compliant IT systems in the cloud.

UK Reverses Course, Bans Huawei Gear From 5G Networks

Data Breach Today

Sanctions Against Chinese Firms a Factor in Decision The British government has officially reversed course and will now ban Huawei's telecom gear from its 5G networks. sanctions against the manufacturer, goes into effect at year's end

Reltio Cloud – Your Key to a Successful SAP S/4HANA Migration


And why can’t they resolve it themselves?” ” “It’s the sheer mental fatigue and they can’t think anymore. Let’s sit somewhere and talk about it for a bit, maybe I can offer some advice.” ” “But to do that, you need to think a little differently, and improve the efficiency where it matters, especially when it comes to your master data.” It’s at the heart of this whole thing as I said earlier.”

Britain's 5G Policy Failure: No Ideal Alternative to Huawei

Data Breach Today

Western Governments Have Failed to Counter China's Move for Technology Dominance Britain's U-turn on Huawei, announcing that it will now ban the manufacturer's gear from its 5G networks, highlights this as yet unresolved problem: Years of underinvestment and policy failures have left Britain and its allies with no inexpensive, trusted alternative.

DHS Reportedly Warns of Chinese-Made Drones Stealing Data

Data Breach Today

Drones May Be Sending Data Back to China, According to News Reports The Department of Homeland Security is warning that Chinese-made drones could be sending sensitive data back to their manufacturers, where it can be accessed by the government, according to news reports

EVRAZ operations in North America disrupted by Ryuk ransomware

Security Affairs

EVRAZ is owned by the popular Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, it employs more than 1,400 people in the United States and 1,800 in Canada. In most of the plants, manufacturing operations were shut down at most plants.

California Passes First Of Its Kind IoT Cybersecurity Law

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Below is a summary of California’s new law and some takeaways for IoT device manufacturers as they move toward January 1, 2020 compliance. The new law addresses the security obligations of “manufacturers” of connected devices. “Manufacturer” is defined under the new law as “the person who manufacturers, or contracts with another person to manufacture on the person’s behalf, connected devices that are sold or offered for sale in California.” (Civ.

California Passes First Of Its Kind IoT Cybersecurity Law

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Below is a summary of California’s new law and some takeaways for IoT device manufacturers as they move toward January 1, 2020 compliance. The new law addresses the security obligations of “manufacturers” of connected devices. “Manufacturer” is defined under the new law as “the person who manufacturers, or contracts with another person to manufacture on the person’s behalf, connected devices that are sold or offered for sale in California.” (Civ.

Government survey reveals GDPR awareness is falling short

IT Governance

This is a worrisome finding, as it is only a matter of months until the new Regulation is enforced. The industries with the least awareness were construction (25%) and production and manufacturing (27%). It is important to remember that a key component of any organisation’s GDPR compliance framework is staff awareness and education. With significant fines for non-compliance, it is essential that staff understand the new Regulation’s requirements and have sufficient training.


Spigraph, Everteam & ImageFast Provide Critical Information Governance Solutions to European Market


London (UK), Paris (FR) – April 2, 2019 Spigraph, one of the leading European Value Added distributors in the capture and digital transformation market and part of Everteam Group, a leader in information governance solutions, is pleased to announce the availability of two products from the Everteam Information Governance Suite to their portfolio: and everteam.policy. We have on boarded ImageFast as our reseller for the Everteam Information Governance products.